DSST* Study Guide

History of the Soviet Union

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the History of the Soviet Union exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The History of the Soviet Union DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate upper-level course on Soviet history. InstantCert's course for this subject starts with a quick background history of Russia, then moves on to an in-depth look at the formation and history of the Soviet Union, and finally, its collapse.

Topics Covered in this Course

Reform and Collapse
Perestroika and glasnos
Retreat from Eastern Europe
End of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Khrushchev Years
Succession struggle
Foreign affairs
The Brezhnev Era
Growth and stagnation
Political scene: stability, corruption, dissent
Postwar Stalinism
Domestic affairs
Foreign affairs
The Second World War
Prewar foreign relations
The war
Prewar Stalinism
Reign of terror
Cultural regimentation
New Economic Policy (NEP)
Struggle for power
Foreign relations
Cultural experimentation
The Revolutionary Period 1914-1921
The First World War
February/March Revolution
Bolshevik Revolution
Civil War
Russia Under the Old Regime
Governing Institutions
Culture and Society
The Empire
Revolutionary movements

Customer Test Results for this Exam

339 users submitted test results since January, 2006.
330 of those users reported a passing score (97%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Mar 15, 2024passed458
Oct 5, 2023failed250
Aug 22, 2023failed338
Jul 24, 2023passed442
Jun 15, 2023passed475
Jul 14, 2022passed439
Mar 22, 2022passed453
Feb 3, 2022passed458
Dec 21, 2021passed406
Aug 19, 2021passed431
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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